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sylvia-vargasQ: Cybersecurity is one of the world’s most rapidly developing industries. How can MC keep pace in terms of career pathways?

A: Montgomery College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education, a distinction jointly granted by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As a result, Montgomery College provides specialized curricula developed in partnership with industry and government to help prepare students for the many opportunities in cybersecurity-related careers.

Q: What are the new features of the lab?

A: The creation and implementation of our new Cybersecurity Lab will help students expand and enhance their existing hands-on capabilities, obtain additional skills, host events during Cyber Security Awareness Month, and host cyber competitions that combine state-of-the-art virtual learning environments, digital forensics, cyber operations, and remote access.

Q: What does the College offer to students pursing cyber-related careers?

To help students gain technical skills in a professional environment that keeps pace with the current job market, Montgomery College will soon be offering several new and improved programs such as work-based training opportunities, including on-the-job training through internships. We are committed to helping students get a great education and providing the tools needed to prepare them for great careers in cyber technology.